Sigh. Money quote:
“And they even admit this is about banning the ugliest guns, it’s about cosmetics and it has nothing to do about how a firearm works,” host Ginny Simone said toward the end of the segment.
“Well, you know, banning people and things because of the way they look went out a long time ago,” Hammer responded. “But here they are again. The color of a gun. The way it looks. It’s just bad politics.”
Of course, how guns look do equate to things like how many bullets they can fire and how fast. Just like Knife Control. Smaller is OK because it has more practical uses. I suppose you could use a samurai sword to open your mail, but it's not the obvious tool for the job. Similarly, you could behead someone with a pen knife, but it's a lot tougher than with a sword. But that's got nothing to do with how blades work, it's just discrimination based on size and looks.